Thursday June 13, 1985

US date format: 6/13/1985, UK date format: 13/6/1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 13, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Max Spielberg and Raz-B . In that special week of June people in US were listening to Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears. In UK You'll Never Walk Alone by The Crowd was in the top 5 hits. St. Elmo's Fire, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ein Mann macht klar Schiff. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3D Monster Chase or G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Ragnobert, martyr [GTZ: Lyon]
  • Saint Valericus, bishop [WTS (Bruges)]
  • Roman Empire ? Quinquatrus Minusculae held in honor of Minerva
  • Roman Empire ? seventh day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
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Events

  • In Auburn, Washington, police defuse a Unabomber bomb sent to Boeing.
  • TWA Flight 847, carrying 153 passengers from Athens to Rome, is hijacked by a Hezbollah fringe group. One passenger, U.S. Navy Petty Officer Robert Stethem, is killed.
  • Schengen Agreement signed between certain member states of the European Economic Community, creating the Schengen Area, a bloc of (at this time) five states with no internal border controls.

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Movies

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St. Elmo's Fire

St. Elmo's Fire

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez

Country: United States of America

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Directed by: George Miller, George Ogilvie

Starring: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn

Country: United States of America

Return to Oz

Return to Oz

Directed by: Walter Murch

Starring: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie

Country: United States of America

Cocoon

Cocoon

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy

Country: United States of America

Lifeforce

Lifeforce

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Starring: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

About Time

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Paying Guest

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

Mussolini and I

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

Days to next June 13

If June 13, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 3 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon

If Tomorrow Comes

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Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

Queenie by Michael Korda

Queenie

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At the heart of Michael Korda's dazzlilng novel is a woman so beautiful that nothing can hurt her--except her own past.

Breaking With Moscow by Arkady N. Shevchenko

Breaking With Moscow

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The highest-ranking Soviet official ever to defect tells an extraordinary story of the inner workings of the Kremlin, of his own conflicted life as a diplomat, and of the frightening world

Mountbatten by Philip Ziegler

Mountbatten

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A biography of Louis, the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. It examines his long and distinguished career, his wartime activites as Allied Chief of Combined Operations and his time as Viceroy

Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk

Inside, Outside

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This novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Marjorie Morningstar" and "The Caine Mutiny" describes the cultural conflicts in the life of David Goodkind, Special Assistant to the US President during

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Imhotep

Imhotep

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Grand National

Grand National

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Elite Systems

Ring King

Ring King

Platform: Arcade Nintendo Entertainment System MSX2 Mobile phone

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Woodplace, Inc. Data East Namco

3D Monster Chase

3D Monster Chase

Platform: Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Maze Game

Publisher: Romik

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: action, shoot 'em up

Publisher: Epyx


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